Other Manufacturing



Equipois's zeroG and X-Ar products offer compelling solutions for a wide range of manufacturing processes across many industries. zeroG and X-Ar can reduce injuries and increase productivity where workers (a) operate tools that are heavy or are used in awkward positions; (b) must maneuver parts for finishing or other operations; or (c) work with their arms outstretched for extended periods.

Examples of industries where Equipois exoskeletal arms can be effective include:

  • Transportation equipment (trains, boats, buses…)
  • Construction equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Assembly operations
  • Precision Assembly
  • Medical equipment manufacturing

Contact us to see if zeroG and X-Ar can meet your needs


Case Studies

Mercury Marine - Grinding

 

Grinding Example Video

Customer Industry/Description of Problem

  • Grinding and polishing of 34 lb. customer part
  • Most challenging operation outsourced due severity of ergonomic problems

Known Data Regarding the Application

  • Multiple propellers held up to grinder/polisher - part to tool
  • Freedom of motion is critical given that a good polish is more 'art than science'

Solutions Considered

  • Various solutions considered to try to 'hold' the part.
  • Final solution incorporated specialized gimbal to hold multiple configs.

Reasons for Final Solution Selection

  • Gave the operator the same freedom of motion as manual operation

Customer Benefits (ROI)

  • Verified injury data from this application, zeroG® will 100% eliminate
  • Improved employee morale

Watch Video zeroG® at work for Mercury Marine

Heavy Equipment Manufacturer - Torque Tool

Torque Tool Example

Torque Tool Example

Customer Industry/Description of Problem

  • Heavy equipment manufacturer
  • Mounting "stirrup" bracket underneath transmission with 4 4" long bolts

Known Data Regarding the Application

  • 26 pound Uryu inline pulse tool in vertical orientation

Solutions Considered

  • Single link arm with static link due to limited vertical travel required
  • Ring gimbal with special mounting brackets to grab the tool

Reasons for Final Solution Selection

  • Cost, static location and limited tool range of motion requirement

Customer Benefits (ROI)

  • Injury risk avoidance